here. i said, yeah, kind da. come here anyway. so i arrived in riyadh at two in the morning and i got closer and closer to the immigration desk and i thought this is not going to go well -- [laughter] and at the last minute, a side door opened and a couple of g.i.s came, picked me up took me out the side door, stuck me many a helicopter -- >> oh. >> and that told me, you know, when 9/11 happened, the given reason -- everyone's sort of forgotten this, but what bin laden's stated reason was the military presence in saudi arabia. there's no question they owned the country at that particular moment. everything -- they could do whatever they wanted. and they acted like it. and, but i was flown to this base, and i was met at the helo pad by colonel nash and he said, you know, i was reading you when i was in vietnam when i was a lieutenant, and i was trying to keep them alive in a hateful war and i always kind of was curious about you. ..